Emirates announces key rotations in its commercial management team

Emirates has announced commercial management rotations across its outstations in West Asia, Central Asia, Indian Ocean, and East Asia.

Rashid Al Ardha, currently Country Manager Singapore & Brunei, will move to a new post as Manager Sri Lanka and Maldives. Image: Emirates Airlines

Emirates’ commercial team members assuming new roles, effective from 1 August, include:

Chandana De Silva, currently Manager Sri Lanka and Maldives, will be appointed as Manager Government Liaison Sri Lanka and Maldives

Rashid Al Ardha, currently Country Manager Singapore & Brunei, will move to a new post as Manager Sri Lanka and Maldives

Rashed Alfajeer, currently Country Manager Iran & Central Asia, will take on the role of Country Manager Singapore & Brunei

Mohamed Alhammadi, currently Area Manager Bangladesh, will become Manager Iran & Central Asia

Jaber Mohamed will be appointed as Area Manager Bangladesh

Majid Al Falasi, currently Manager Sudan, will move to a new role as Manager Vietnam

Adnan Kazim, chief commercial officer for Emirates Airline said: “We are proud of the calibre of talented UAE Nationals who make up our workforce and it is our objective to continue investing in their career development. By cultivating a wealth of expertise amongst our talent, we are creating a strong pool of future leaders who can seize opportunities and navigate challenges within the industry. We are confident that in their new roles, Emirates will be well-represented outside of our homebase, and the team will continue to serve our customers and deepen relationships with partners, in addition to enhancing our competitiveness in Emirates’ key markets.

“This rotation is part of our long-established commercial outstation managers programme, with a track record spanning over 25 years, that has groomed many UAE nationals to date. I’ve personally started my Emirates career through this programme, and firmly believe that the experience gained by our team in different markets and varied commercial roles is invaluable to the company’s objectives, and also for our managers’ professional growth. It also supports the UAE’s strategic economic vision of creating a knowledge-based economy powered by skilled Emiratis and contributes to the advancement of the UAE aviation sector.”